The Office of the Ombudsman offers confidential and anonymous support and advocacy specifically to all House Staff of the University of Missouri Health Care. The role of the ombudsman is to investigate and facilitate resolution of the allegations by any student of perceived unfair, inappropriate, discriminating or harassing treatment or behavior by faculty, staff, administrators or fellow residents.

This includes violations of university policy of equal treatment without regard to race, creed, religion, color, veteran status, sex, sexual preference, age, national or ethnic origin, or handicap. Acting as an advocate for fairness, the ombudsman provides information about institutional policies and works to help students manage conflicts, understand the university system and learn more productive ways of communicating.

As an impartial party, the ombudsman’s office provides a safe place for House Staff to be heard and to receive impartial attention without fear or loss of privacy. The ombudsman can assist you in making informed, empowered and educated decisions to address your situation. Consultations are kept confidential unless the student grants the ombudsman permission to discuss issues with involved parties or administrators.